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The Shambles 28 May 99 - 02:01 AM
bseed(charleskratz) 28 May 99 - 02:18 AM
bseed(charleskratz) 28 May 99 - 02:20 AM
SeanM 28 May 99 - 02:22 AM
SeanM 28 May 99 - 02:24 AM
The Shambles 28 May 99 - 02:40 AM
John inBrisbane 28 May 99 - 02:43 AM
catspaw49 28 May 99 - 02:44 AM
Richard Bridge 28 May 99 - 02:55 AM
catspaw49 28 May 99 - 03:10 AM
KingBrilliant 28 May 99 - 05:11 AM
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catspaw49 28 May 99 - 12:53 PM
John in Brisbane 29 May 99 - 12:33 AM
alison 29 May 99 - 03:38 AM
Richard Bridge 29 May 99 - 06:48 PM
Richard Bridge 01 Jun 99 - 11:26 AM
Roger the zimmer 01 Jun 99 - 11:49 AM
The Shambles 02 Jun 99 - 03:21 AM
Richard Bridge 02 Jun 99 - 05:42 PM
John Wood 02 Jun 99 - 08:40 PM
Susan A-R 02 Jun 99 - 10:38 PM
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Subject: The Folksinger ?
From: The Shambles
Date: 28 May 99 - 02:01 AM

I woke up this morning with this very irritating pop song in my head. I can remember it being a bit hit here in the UK in the 60s, but I can't remember who it was by, or any of the words.

I think I am a very lucky man.


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 28 May 99 - 02:18 AM

Or the tune--or whether there really was such a song? --seed


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 28 May 99 - 02:20 AM

And Gawd, Shambles, what the heck time do you log in. What is it, five a.m. there, or are you on daylight savings time, too? --seed


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: SeanM
Date: 28 May 99 - 02:22 AM

For some reason all that comes to mind is a twisted version of 'The Boxer'

On the corner stands the Folksinger
A musician by his dream
And he carries the reminders
Of every crowd that ignored him or applauded
Till finally he exclaimed
"I'll keep singing, I'll keep singing,
Until all your cash I claim..."

M
Line Breaks <br> added. You can't go to clicky blue thingy school until you have the line breaks perfected.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: SeanM
Date: 28 May 99 - 02:24 AM

Durn thing didn't put my carriage returns where I left them... Grr...

M


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: The Shambles
Date: 28 May 99 - 02:40 AM

It's 07.30 and I have to take Chudley out for a walk before we go to a festival and yes the phone is cheaper this time of the morning.

I think the song was by a 'teen rave' called Johnny ---------? Or maybe not.


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: John inBrisbane
Date: 28 May 99 - 02:43 AM

He sang his songs to Mary Jane, The Folksinger
He straddled a goat and the mountains rang, The Folk Singer
At first Mary Jane was to be his bride,
But as his fame grew he just pushed her aside,

The lyrics so bad I can't abide, The Folksinger.

Assuming that this is the crap you are after, then I guess you are quite unlucky. And to make your desolation almost complete, I actually have the lyrics somewhere. Should you wish to continue on your kamikaze mission I could even post the tune.

Your future happiness is in your hands, but I would bear no responsibility for the outcome. I must request your authorisation in order to proceed

My sympathies,

John


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 May 99 - 02:44 AM

I'm sorry Sham, but all pop requests for forwarded to the ILS which is basically closed, a perfect situation, since you have basically no idea what you're looking for!!! Hot Damn... I love it when a plan comes together.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 May 99 - 02:55 AM

I still kind of like it. And I have the words and chords but no time to input them now. Get back to me if you still want them.

My wife once told me she'd leave me if I ever sang it in a folk club. I did. She didn't. Pity.


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 May 99 - 03:10 AM

Problem there Richard is that Sham remembers different words and a different tune too...Of course this could simply be part of the folk process. Anybody familiar with a history oor origin on this one?

catspaw


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 28 May 99 - 05:11 AM

Shambles you are a swine.

I spent ages trying to remember where it came from (you know that irritating feeling where you just can't quite get it - but know you're close).

then. finally. It came to me. I had been thinking of the Postman Pat theme!!!!! (Pat thinks he's a very lucky man....).

What's worse is, it's in my head now.

(I am assuming this is not the right answer.....)

Kris


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 May 99 - 12:32 PM

I'm not clear from what I see posted here that Sham is not after the one I have in mind parodied by John in Brisbane (G'day mate, I lived in Wahroonga for 3 years when it was in not country at least more rural than semi-rural) - Which was by Tommy Roe.


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 May 99 - 12:53 PM

Hey I do recall the parody. Seems to me it was by somebody else though. And I'm still hoping to run down the history on this one. I did a forum search because I thought we'd had this one come up before, but I can't find the thread.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 29 May 99 - 12:33 AM

What do you mean parody?? I thought this was close (enough) to the real lyrics - maybe my memory has spiced it up a bit though.

Enjoy your weekends
John


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: alison
Date: 29 May 99 - 03:38 AM

Hi,

you sure it's not THE FOLKER to the tune of the boxer apparently ??Fred Wedlock?? had a hit with it a while back.. we had previous threads on this one but they must be over a year ago and the forum search still isn't working...... Even if it isn't this one you're looking for.. it's a great song....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 29 May 99 - 06:48 PM

SHam - tell us which dratted song you are after!


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 01 Jun 99 - 11:26 AM

Come on. Admit it. Which one was it?


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 01 Jun 99 - 11:49 AM

The Fred Wedlock version(British alternative verses in the DT) was called the Folker.


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: The Shambles
Date: 02 Jun 99 - 03:21 AM

Sorry about the delay, I have only just returned.

It was the one porodied, the one recorded by Tommy Roe. I knew it was Johnny, Bobby or Tommy.

Anyone know how many of these chaps, there were?


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Jun 99 - 05:42 PM

Yep, I have the Tommy Roe - in my elegant handwriting! I'll type it up offline (it needed typing anyway) and post it in a day or two.


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: John Wood
Date: 02 Jun 99 - 08:40 PM

The Folk Singer......Merle Kilgore.

He used to sing his songs to his Sarah Jane
The folk singer.
His songs filled with love made the mountains ring
To the folk singer.
At first Sarah Jane was to be his bride,
But as his fame gained she was pushed aside
Sweet mountain girl would say goodbye
To the folk singer.

He let his hair grow long and he dressed in style
The folk singer.
His voice was pure and the fans went wild
For the folk singer.
He said Sarah Jane was much too plain
So he left her alone as he gained more fame
But sorrow come like a mountain rain
To the folk singer.

Lavished in glory,fortune at his feet
The folk singer
Awoke one morning and he couldn't speak
The folk singer
The doctor said his singing days were through
Thousands wept,Sarah Jane did too
He could not sing,now his friends were few
The folk singer.

Sick at heart in the mountains again
The folk singer
Now Sarah Jane didn't look so plain
To the folk singer.
Now the power of love can do strange things
'Cos love has made him sing again
Only now he sings for his Sarah Jane
The folk singer.
And once again the mountains ring
To the folk singer.....the folk singer...

Song recorded by Tommy Roe 1963 on HMV pop1138
(I've still got this on a single)
Greetings John.


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: Susan A-R
Date: 02 Jun 99 - 10:38 PM

Ah Shucks! No goat!! And Sarah Jane went BACKKKK to that jerk?? Oh well, I'm disillusioned.

Susan


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 03 Jun 99 - 01:09 AM

The lyrics are truly chunderous aren't they? In fact the more I look through them the more I see the potential of the song as a hammed up equivalent of Tell Laura I Love Her or Teen Angel. A happy ending is just not appropriate for this song however. Tommy needs to die of throat cancer and/or syphillis. Mary Jane could either dance on his grave - or throw herself into it..

Here is my quick attempt at a replacement last verse:

Back for some sex in the mountains again
The folk singer
But Sarah Jane knew she'd get revenge
On the folk singer.
She cut off his balls with a twelve inch blade
Twas cheaper than sending him out to be speyed
Now he sings high praise for his Sarah Jane
The folk singer.
And once again it's love's cutting sting
To the folk singer.....the folk singer...

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: The Folksinger ?
From: The Shambles
Date: 03 Jun 99 - 03:02 AM

Thank you all.

It was worse than I thought.

Nice one John.


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